Archive for May, 2006

The Art of Experimental Interaction Design

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

The Art of Experimental Interaction Design “The art of experimental interaction design” is a great book to have if you want to see some of the best interaction projects that merge and question the physical, interactive, and interface world together. The book contains projects by ideo, antenna design, daniel rozin, golan levin, and many others. It also includes a CD documenting several of the books projects. I’ve had a hard time finding great books dealing with the physicality in interaction design and electronics, but here it is. Most interaction books only cover interfaces and rarely bridge back to the physical world. I’ve had this book for about a year, and it’s been an everlasting source of inspiration.


LeeAnn Herreid

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
LeeAnn Herreid

I attended the RISD alumni sale recently and came across some great fun jewelry by LeeAnn Herreid. Her moto is, “Jewelry that works”. She has a wonderful collection of work using compasses, thermometers, rulers, bubble levelers, dust, bolts, and other small elements we all encounter in our curious lives. The bubble level pieces are awesome!


Button Watch

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Button Watch Bertendennis brings to us the cute button watch which you can pin onto anything your heart desires. Reminds me of the tempo time clip by vessel.


Preservation Ads

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Preservation Ads Young&Rubicam has created some beautiful blueprint poster ads for preserving our national parks. Taking a glimpse at these ads make me cringe at the idea of nature becoming manufactured mechanical elements. I know lots of things are getting teched up these days, but I’d rather not see nature go in this direction. There are three pdf posters in this series: Delicate Arch, Yosemite Falls , and Giant Sequoia.
Also reminds me of the Climate Crisis movie that everyone should watch, “An Inconvenient Truth”.

via bldgblog
An Inconvenient Truth preview


Ugly Dolls, gone big!

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Ugly DollsThe cute “ugly dolls” that I love so much are now available in larger 2 foot sizes, mini 7 inchers, the original 12 inch sizes, and itsy bitsy keychains sizes,. They also have a few other goodies based on their popular series. Their great dolls to have in your studio space…nothin like a goofy, ugly, cute, doll to have around to keep ya inspired!


Original Uprock!!!

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Original Uprock dancing!!! Call this dance clip old, call this new, but it’s nothing short of fresh!


Campfire Music weekend!

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

club passimIf your in the Boston/Cambridge area this memorial weekend, swing by Club Passim and check out their Campfire music series weekend of jazzin bluegrass, folk, and plain rockin great acoustic music. While chillin to some great music, enjoy some awesome vegan food at Veggie Planet. I’m no vegan, but their dishes are sensational.


Styrobots

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Styrobots

Here’s some freakin kick-butt robots made out of styrofoam!!!

Via NotCot Gallery (more images)
Artist: Michael Salter


LA Dunny Series

Friday, May 26th, 2006

LA Dunny SeriesI’m a bit late on this one, but KidRobot released an aweseome new LA Dunny Series a few months back, and of course, they are sold out. I own a few from the first series and they rock out my lil work space! Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on some of these somewhere, cause they rock!


English Study Toilet Rolls!

Friday, May 26th, 2006

English Study Toilet Rolls! I think I’ve seen it all now. News rolls, black rolls, and now english lessons on toilet paper rolls. Toilet paper is due for some creative innovation in todays tech world, and would be a great brainstorm exercise to start off a day. It’s a funny idea for disposable literature though. Start your engines and send in some ideas!

update: another great mix that will leave ya stunned..learning english and exercising here!


Press’n Seal

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Press'n SealI’ve been playing around with Glad’s innovative product “Press’n Seal” which is a super easy to use plastic wrap for food or pretty much anything. As it’s called, you simply press around the edges, and a seal is formed on any surface, even holding water or pressed air. I’ve played around with the material a bit have to say it’s hard to let go of. Once you start playing with it, you’ll start to get ideas for other applications for this post-it note like flexible material. Go buy a roll, cut it up, blow air into it, and think up another million dollar idea.


SmacBook Pro!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

SmacBook Pro!Here’s a pretty intuitive way to switch back and forth from OS systems, programs, or windows…yah smac it!

Watch video

update: heres the code/hack to do it on your own!